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Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Canadian Sailors and Sugar

Canadian sailors are photographed with workers at a sugar processing facility, likely in the Caribbean, around 1930.

The sailors are posing with what appears to be raw brown sugar, while local workers toil in the background. Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ships and crews regularly undertook Caribbean exercises with Royal Navy ships, which helped the RCN improve its efficiency and also served as encouragement and reward for members of the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. Such exercises would have been the first experience of travel abroad for some reservists, who sought to document their experiences in photographs like these.

VRP 991.363.19
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum



Cadet Robert Brett, 1917
Captain Edward H. Martin
Llewellyn and Joseph Lush, 1914, Newfoundland Royal Naval Reserve
Ship Building, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Merchant Ships under Construction, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Launching of the SS War Camp, J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
SS War Camp at Sea
Shift Change at J. Coughlan & Sons Shipyard, Vancouver
Submarines at Canadian Vickers Shipyard, Montreal
HMCS Aurora
Admiral Jellicoe's Visit to Canada, 1919
HMCS Patriot, around 1922
Canadian Submarines CH-14 and CH-15
Royal Naval College of Canada, Esquimalt, 1920-1921
HMS Raleigh Aground, 1922
Battle-Class Trawler HMCS Ypres
RCNVR Quebec Hockey Team
Field Gun Competition, Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto, 1924
HMCS Vancouver
F.L. Houghton aboard HMCS Vancouver
Canadian Sailors and Sugar
Leonard W. Murray at the Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
Lieutenant Governor Tory Taking the Salute
Royal Canadian Navy Barracks, Halifax
    Date created: October 29, 2010